• B.A., Linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles, 2000
  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern Law School, 2006
  • State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization: Certified Family Law Specialist, 2016
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2019
  • California, 2007
  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • Texas, 2010
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    Board Member, Charitable Foundation, 2020-present
  • California Lawyer’s Association Family Law Executive Committee
    Los Angeles Standing Committee, 2019-present
  • American Inns of Court
    Southern California Family Law Section Executive Committee, 2017-present
  • Rotary International Club of Koreatown, District 5280
    Youth Committee Chair, 2018-present
  • KARE Rotary Club
    Founding Supervisor, 2019-present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
    Family Law Section Co-Vice chair, 2020-present,
    Diverse Business Affiliates Executive Committee Co-Chair, 2019-present
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
    Board Member, 2020-present
  • California Bar Association, 2007 – present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 2008 – present
  • Texas Bar Association, 2010 – present
  • American Bar Association, 2008 – present
  • American Inns of Court Southern California Family Law Section, 2014 – present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2013 – present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2012 – present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2016 – present
  • Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2019 – present
  • Korean American Bar Association, 2017 – Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2018 – Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2018 – Present
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, 2018 – Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2018 – Present
  • Houston Family Law Trial Institute, Certificate of Completion, 2013
  • Cross Border Family Mediation Training, University of California Hastings College of Law, Certificate of Completion, 2019
  • Volunteer Attorney, Domestic Violence Project at Los Angeles Superior Court, 2013-present
  • Temporary Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, 2018-present
  • Volunteer Parent Supervisor for HeartShare Club at Mugunghwa Silvertown, 2019
  • Volunteer Attorney with Korean American Bar Association Legal Clinic, 2018-present
  • Silver Medal, President’s Volunteer Service Award, President’s Council on Service and Civil Participation, 2019

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Ms. Kang has served as a lecturer/panelist in the following programs: 

Role, Topic Event/SponsorYear
Panelist, Requesting a DVPA Restraining Order in the COVID-19 Era (November 16, 2020 filming of the lecture on the newest developments in the DVPA proceedings)

 

Panelist, Considerations for Attorneys Working with Immigrant Clients (November 13, 2020 filming of the lecture on the immigration law considerations for family law attorneys in light of Covid-19)

 

Moderator, Recognizing Biases, Assumptions, and Stereotypes (Lecture on thinking critically about addressing patterns and prejudices that affect our law practices and our daily interactions with each other)

 

 Continuing Education of the Bar

 

 

 

Continuing Education of the Bar

 

 

 

Beverly Hills Bar Association

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2020

 

 

Panelist, Cultural Issues Affecting Civil Litigation (Lecture on general and specific cultural considerations in California litigation)

 

Long Beach Bar Association2020
Moderator, Immigration Issues Impacting California Family Law (Lecture on current immigration issues as they relate to family court issues)

 

Southern California Inns of Court-  Family Law2019
Panelist, Cultural Issues and Family Law Cases (Lecture on domestic violence in immigrant communities, current state of family law in Asia, and utilizing interpreters in Los Angeles courts)

 

San Fernando Valley Bar Association2019
Moderator, Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice (Lunch lecture with a Family Law Judge)

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association2019
Panelist, In the Shadow of Culture: Making Invisible Visible (Lecture on issues affecting immigrant litigants (particularly those in Los Angeles), including language barriers, domestic violence, and hidden cultural implications)

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association 51st Annual Family Law Symposium2019
Moderator, Innovative Navigation in Cultural Gridlocks (Lecture on valid vs. invalid marriages and their effect on immigration status, tax laws, insurance benefits, estates law, etc.)

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association2017
 

Panelist, Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice (Lecture on the Korean legal system, divorce laws, and procedures; recent developments and reforms in Korean family law; ways to “untie the knot,” i.e., the process for a stipulated divorce vs. litigated divorce; substantive law re child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and division of property, domestic violence, registration and/or enforcement of California divorce judgments in Korea; civil claims available against mistresses/family members responsible for the breakdown of the marriage or a party feigning intent to marry)

 

California Bar Association

 

2017

    
Panelist, Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice (Lecture on the Korean divorce laws and procedures, comparing the old to the new laws and procedures and Korean to California laws and procedures)

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association2016
Panelist, Family Law Issues Across the 3 Continents (Lecture on the divorce laws and procedures in the Asian countries)

 

Southern California Inns of Court-  Family Law2015
Panelist, Domestic Violence, Sex Tapes, Lies & Social Media (Lecture on the Domestic Violence Prevention Act and potential First Amendment claims by a Respondent)

 

Southern California Inns of Court-  Family Law2014
Panelist, Move Away, or Don’t Go So Fast (Lecture on move-away laws and procedures)Southern California Inns of Court-  Family Law2014

 

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About

Jinna Kang is licensed to practice law in California, D.C., and Texas, and is a California Certified Family Law Specialist, having dedicated the last 11 years of her practice to family law matters. Jinna Kang is one of only two board certified Family Law Specialists in California with Korean language fluency. She is also the first (and at present, the only) Korean speaking fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Ms. Kang truly cares about her clients, and cares about their quality of life not only during but also after their cases. She will not litigate for the sake of litigating, but rather will listen to each client’s needs and determine the most efficient and effective course of action, whether that be litigation, formal mediation, or out-of-court settlement.

Ms. Kang is active in the Los Angeles legal community, where she often lectures on family law matters and volunteers her services to assist victims of domestic violence. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her law degree from Southwestern.

International Experience

Setting her apart, Ms. Kang has extensive experience handling cross-jurisdictional family law issues, including issues regarding parties’ assets, debts, and children—not only in other states, but also abroad. She is well connected with family law specialists in Korea and is thus uniquely poised to handle family law issues that may relate to Korea, Korean culture, and/or Korean language. In addition to representing clients in her capacity as an attorney, Ms. Kang has also served as an expert witness in cases involving the intersection of Californian and Korean family law and the related cross-jurisdictional issues.
Ms. Kang is also experienced in immigration law (where she began her career in 2000) and is keen to immigration issues that other family law attorneys might not be. Ms. Kang can assist clients facing complex international issues alongside their dissolution or other family law matters.

Ms. Kang is fluent in Korean and conversant in Chinese and Spanish. She has been featured on a number of Korean radio and YouTube programs concerning a variety of legal topics. Since 2009 Ms. Kang has authored a legal blog called “Attorney Kang’s Family Law Story” on North America’s most popular Korean American website, MissyUSA.

Domestic Violence Expertise

Ms. Kang has extensive experience handling domestic violence matters. In her career, Ms. Kang has assisted countless victims retained by her firm in obtaining restraining orders. She has lectured on the topic alongside respected judges and specialists and has also donated much of her time to the Domestic Violence Project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she began assisting victims in obtaining domestic violence restraining orders on a pro bono basis in 2013.
Up-to-date Knowledge of the Law

Ms. Kang is serious about keeping up with the ever-changing landscape that is the law. She is always aware of current laws and procedures through her regular attendance of continuing education seminars throughout Southern California.

A Knack for Math

Ms. Kang has extensive experience in complex property division cases. Many of Ms. Kang’s cases involve forensic accountants, whether it be to value a community business or trace separate property contributions. Her experience with these matters allow her to skillfully shepherd clients through these complex issues.

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